Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime discussed the Wii's storage problem once again, revealing the company's growing urgency to provide one. However, comments made may yet again may anger some fans
Speaking to MTV Multiplayer at E3 last week the President of Nintendo of America discussed the Wii's storage issue. It's certainly a problem, and with consumers seeking more this year Nintendo need to solve it.
Fils-Aime: We have said publicly that we’re looking hard at the storage situation, that we’re working on a range of solutions. We have nothing to announce now. But certainly it’s an issue we are aware of and we’re working to find a solution and we will.
Multiplayer: Are you hearing this complaint mostly from — and let’s use a nicer comment than “geeks and otaku” — more from hardcore gamers than from your expanded blue ocean audience?
Fils-Aime: From an Americas-centric perspective, here is the reality we see. We have a consumer base who loves virtual console. We have a userbase who really is enjoying WiiWare content. So for us really our challenge really is how do we satisfy all these consumers who are loving all of the product we make available on a download basis? As we continue to have things, as you point out, like ‘Mario Kart’ that has its own channel when you’re playing from an Internet perspective, we’re just making this challenge tougher and tougher. So in our view this is becoming much more of a mainstream problem, which is why we have a sense of urgency to solve it.
On the evidence of that last sentence It would seem the casual market have far more sway with Nintendo right now which is very disappointing. I and many others have been asking for this since the very start, yet only now do they choose to something, and it takes the casual market to instigate this!.
On another note I am very happy the matter is going to be addressed. My own Wii is close to breaking point right now, I have 50 Virtual Console and one Wii Ware game and even though the majority are on SD my console is serious laggy and stalls between boots due to it's weak core memory.